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Pleurisy (Pleuritis) Summary

Description: INFLAMMATION of PLEURA, the lining of the LUNG. When PARIETAL PLEURA is involved, there is pleuritic CHEST PAIN.

Also Known As: Pleuritis; Pleurisies; Pleuritides

Networked: 1747 relevant articles (75 outcomes, 174 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pleurisy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Carrageenan : 17 outcomes 64 studies in 436 results : IBA
  2. Leukotriene B4 : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 27 results : IBA
  3. Prednisolone (Predate) : 4 outcomes in 17 results : FDA 55 Generic
  4. Platelet Activating Factor : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 21 results : IBA
  5. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 20 results : FDA 77 Generic
  6. Interleukin-2 (IL2) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 17 results : IBA
  7. Picibanil : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 11 results : IBA
  8. Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPAR) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  9. Paclitaxel (Taxol) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 13 Generic
  10. PPAR alpha : 2 outcomes in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pleurisy

  1. Inflammation
  2. Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions)
  3. Tuberculosis (Tuberculoses)
  4. Fever (Fevers)
  5. Pericarditis
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Key Therapies for Pleurisy

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 10 outcomes 4 studies in 44 results
  2. Lasers (Laser) : 2 outcomes in 3 results
  3. Thoracotomy : 1 outcome 2 studies in 18 results
  4. Immunotherapy : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results
  5. Gastrectomy : 1 outcome in 3 results
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